Time for a Greek Feast!

I adore Greek food! Up until fairly recently, I was only hooked on gyros (gyros from the original Gondolier’s in Woodstock, to be exact). Now, I’ve started experimenting in the kitchen after I bought a Greek cookbook at my local Greek festival a few years back.

Souvlaki is my current obsession, which is really just an open-faced gyro with different meat. I started with just shrimp souvlaki, and this time I included chicken.

My kids love tzatziki sauce, so Greek food is always a win for them. This meal is super easy to throw together for a few or a crowd.

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Greek Feast (THM S)

Grilled chicken and shrimp souvlaki
(Marinade)

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tsp EVOO
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp coriander (not essential, but adds a nice bright flavor)
  • 2 Tsp fresh parsley
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Place about 3/4 of the marinade in a gallon bag with the chicken and shrimp, and reserve the rest for serving.

Greek stuffed mushrooms

  • 8oz whole cremini mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/3 c mascarpone cheese (I had this leftover from another recipe. You can also use
  • cream cheese)
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 Tsp red onion, finely minced
  • 2 Tsp crumbled feta
  • 1 Tsp fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Salt mushroom caps lightly before stuffing. Combine everything except mushrooms in a small bowl, and stuff mushroom caps. I like to overstuff a little, since the mushrooms shrink as they cook. Arrange in a cast iron skillet, or deep baking dish (as they give off liquid). Top with a sprinkle of parmesan and parsley. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

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Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup greek 0 % yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tsp chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 Tsp fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate.

Grill chicken and shrimp. Top with reserved marinade once cooked. Add toppings of choice – I used lettuce, Tzatziki, cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion. Serve with a low carb pita, if you like (I like Joseph’s brand minis or regular), or just pile it high without.

Happy feasting!

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